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Sundial Lupine Bluebonnet Seeds

Sundial Lupine Bluebonnet Seeds

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This gorgeous heirloom, also called old maid's bonnet and wild lupine, is native to the eastern half of the U.S. Naturalist Henry David Thoreau noted in his journal in June 1852, "No other flowers exhibit so much blue. That is the value of the lupine." Ideal for wildflower gardens and mass plantings. Host plant for Elf butterfly larvae and Karner blue butterfly.

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Variety Info

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Eastern North America and eastern Canada

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3–8

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Spring

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall, 18" wide

Variety Info: ¾" blue to purple-blue flowers massed at the top of tall spikes

Attributes: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. Mild Climates: Sept. or Oct. Cold Climates: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as soil can be worked in spring or late summer/fall. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 75°–85°F.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Start in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground without disturbing roots.

Days to Emerge: 14–28 days (or longer)

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: 4"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 12" apart